New Delhi: The no-detention policy in schools should be applicable till Class IV and exams be held from Class V onwards, a committee formed by the government to formulate a New Education Policy (NEP) has recommended while also suggesting foreign institutions be allowed to come to India.
The Modi government has unveiled its new education policy proposing an amendment to the no detention policy in schools till class VIII and making it applicable till Class V with examinations to be held from Class VI onwards.
T.S.R. Subramanian committee, entrusted with preparing a draft for new education policy for India, has also recommended foreign educational institutions be allowed in the country to improve the quality of higher education. The panel had submitted its report to the Human Resource Development ministry on Friday.
It has recommended that the ‘No Detention policy’ be reviewed and exams be held from Class VI. The Right To Education law prescribes the no-detention policy for students till Class VIII. However, in case a child does not pass in the first instance, he or she should be given two more chances to appear in the exam.
Another important recommendation is formation of an Education cadre service which would improve the standards of administration of the education. The 200-page report has given specific suggestions to raise the standard of education which are found wanting in many respects from primary to higher level, sources said.
Sources said the panel has suggested that high quality institutions from abroad should be allowed to come into the country, though with appropriate restriction.
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi being a strong votary of skill development among the youth, the committee has also emphasised on aspects related to skills and vocational education.
The panel is learnt to have emphasised imbibing values and confidence in the students. The panel has recommended making the regulatory mechanism comprising UGC, AICTE for technical education, more in tune with contemporary requirements....